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International Studies

International Studies Major

As an International Studies major, you can explore the world outside the United States from a variety of perspectives. Giving you tools from anthropology, politics, literature and history, International Studies guides you in investigating how different cultures, societies and peoples exist and interact.

Explore how our current world came to be, how different cultures organize their societies, and how state interactions affect our daily lives. Develop cross-cultural awareness and find solutions to the global problems we face, such as refugee relief, economic crises and climate change.

Learn what it takes to make your impact on an international level. And make it happen, with SXU as your guide and lifelong support.

What Will I Learn?

Study the World -- All Across the World

Study abroad.

At SXU, you can experience the world in a new, enriching way! Spend a semester studying abroad, immersing yourself in the culture and customs of your chosen destination. Recent students have studied in:

Visit the Center for International Education for more information about studying abroad.

Pursue innovative internships around the U.S.

Each semester, you will have the opportunity to intern in Washington D.C. with organizations such as:

You may also be interested in an internship in Chicago, as recent students have worked with State Representative Robert Rita, Chicago Police Department, US Senator Tammy Duckworth and several local law offices.

Please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog for more detailed information.

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